Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. http://wfpl.org en Advocates Rally in Frankfort to Restore Funding for Child Care http://wfpl.org/post/advocates-rally-frankfort-restore-funding-child-care <p>With Kentucky lawmakers convening this week for a special session on redistricting, lobbyists are also gathering at the Capitol.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Education is not on the special session agenda, but advocates today asked legislators to restore funding that was cut from child and kinship care programs. &nbsp; &nbsp;The funding was slashed to offset a $86 million budget shortfall.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:10:02 +0000 Stu Johnson|Kentucky Public Radio 6519 at http://wfpl.org Advocates Rally in Frankfort to Restore Funding for Child Care Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-backs-release-child-abuse-records <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme&nbsp;Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court released the 3-3 vote on Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:06:58 +0000 Associated Press 5143 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records Flu Still Widespread in Kentucky; Indiana Death Toll is 15 http://wfpl.org/post/flu-still-widespread-kentucky-indiana-death-toll-15 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Kentucky has spent five weeks at its highest level of flu, which is far more than last year. That means more than half of the state’s regions have reported an increased number of cases. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:43:11 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Whitney Jones 3387 at http://wfpl.org Flu Still Widespread in Kentucky; Indiana Death Toll is 15 Kentucky Child Abuse Review Panel Begins Work http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-child-abuse-review-panel-begins-work Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year. Governor Steve Beshear created the panel earlier this year with an executive order and the group met for the first time today.<p> Judge Roger Crittenden, who chairs the panel, says more information may be needed to get a clear understanding of what happened and why.<p> “That’s the point we’re trying to figure out is what records do we actually need to have? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:20:01 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel 2665 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Child Abuse Review Panel Begins Work